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Manchester United v Everton Live Commentary, 06/01/2023

FT
3 - 1
MUN
EVE
Antony (4)
C. Coady (52 og)
M. Rashford (90+7 pen)
C. Coady (14)
Old Trafford

Commentary

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That 3-1 victory means United progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup at Everton's expense. The Toffees may be thankful that they can now fully focus on their fight for Premier League survival, but it's another defeat for a side still yet to win since the World Cup. The Red Devils will advance though, continuing their rich vein of post-Qatar form, and Erik Ten Hag will be confident that his side can go all the way as they bid for silverware in the Dutchman's first season at the helm.
Rashford may have secured a goal and two assists for United, but for the visitors, Demarai Gray was a constant threat at Old Trafford. He seemed to beat defenders at will every time he got the ball, and played the crucial role in Calvert-Lewin's chalked-off equaliser. He had two shots himself, calling De Gea into action once, and engaged in eight duels, completing 17 passes in Everton's half, and connected with one of his two crosses.
It's all over, and Manchester United book their place in the next round with a flattering 3-1 victory. Coady's first-half equaliser was eradicated by an own goal from the Everton defender early in the second period, after United had dominated the opening stages. A superbly-executed equaliser looked to have been finished off by substitute Calvert-Lewin for the Toffees, but an offside call in the build-up saw the goal ruled out. United hung on until they won a penalty in the final moments, which was finished off by man-of-the-match Marcus Rashford to confirm a two-goal victory for the hosts.
90' + 8' FULL-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 3-1 EVERTON.
M. Rashford
Penalty Goal
Manchester United
90' + 7' GOOOOAAALLL!!! Rashford strides up, stutters, and shoots, sending Pickford the wrong way as he side-foots the ball home, extending his side's lead to 3-1 and sealing their passage to the fourth round of the FA Cup!
90' + 6' PENALTY!!! Fernandes' throughball forward is met by Garnacho, who darts in behind the Toffees defence. Godfrey is back in cover once more, but gets his challenge all wrong and bundles the youngster over for a penalty! United will get a chance to finish Everton off right at the end of this game, and it'll be Rashford who steps up.
90' + 5' Fernandes shows great skill to bring down a high ball, but his half-volley with the outside of his foot is hooked well wide and rolls behind.
90' + 3' A McTominay throughball is latched onto by Rashford who races into the clear, but Godfrey recovers to slide in with an excellent tackle, winning the ball and sending it behind for a corner in the process!
90' + 2' Everton win a corner which is brought down by Godfrey at the back post, but his floated pass back into the mixer evades everyone and goes behind for a goal kick!
90' + 1' SAVED!!! Gray and Doucoure play a good one-two on the edge of the hosts' box, and Gray cuts back inside to fire off a left-footed shot, which is held by De Gea at his near post!
90' We'll play SIX additional minutes of added time, and will it be enough for Everton to find an equaliser here?
89' OVER!!! Rashford steps up and fires the free-kick over the wall and back down again, requiring a good tip over the bar from his England teammate Pickford!
A. Onana
Yellow Card
Everton
88' Martinez receives a pass and looks to turn Onana before releasing, but he's clattered late by the Toffees midfielder, who is booked late on by the referee.
87' Rashford peels off his marker to make another mazy run into the area, taking on Coady and winning a corner in the process.
86' Doucoure makes another run down the right edge and finds Godfrey in the box. He looks to take on Martinez, but the Red Devils defender ushers the ball behind for a goal kick.
S. McTominay
Antony
Manchester United
84' Scott McTominay also comes onto the field, replacing opening goalscorer Antony for the hosts.
H. Maguire
C. Eriksen
Manchester United
83' United meanwhile make a more defensive change, as Eriksen is replaced by England centre-back Harry Maguire.
D. McNeil
V. Mykolenko
Everton
81' Mykolenko is also brought off, with the left-back replaced by Dwight McNeil as Frank Lampard looks to throw men forward.
A. Gordon
S. Coleman
Everton
81' Toffees captain Coleman is the next played brought off, and youngster Anthony Gordon will look to create something for his side in the final stages.
80' The ruling out of Everton's well-worked equaliser-to-be hasn't dampened the Toffees' desire to get something from this game, with the visitors finding a second wave of intensity as we approach the final 10 minutes.
78' Mykolenko finds Gueye occupying acres of space in the centre, and the Senegalese midfielder shoots from 30 yards, but it's a poor effort that loops well over the bar and behind for a goal kick.
Lisandro Martínez
T. Malacia
Manchester United
76' That foul proves to be Malacia's final contribution, as he's replaced by recent World Cup winner Lisandro Martinez, in a change that will likely see Shaw return to his natural left-back position.
75' A threatening United chance is cut out by Coady, who has the ball on the edge of the box before being dispossessed by Malacia. It's a wild studs-up challenge from the Dutch full-back though, and the referee isn't happy with it one bit.
74' BALL IN THE NET!!! Everton think they've equalised! Calvert-Lewin's excellent flick puts Gray into space, who in turn volleys inside to Coleman. The full-back races forward before finding Gray again, who beats Malacia in the box before squaring for Calvert-Lewin to finish! Everton celebrate, but the referee is called back by VAR, who confirm Coleman was offside and rule the goal out!
72' A long ball is aimed towards Calvert-Lewin, who is surrounded by red shirts, but De Gea, for some reason, comes out of his box to pass wide to Malacia, despite his defenders having it covered!
A. Garnacho
A. Martial
Manchester United
71' Martial also comes off having gone close on a couple of occasions, and Alejandro Garnacho will enter the fray, moving Rashford into a centre-forward position.
Fred
Casemiro
Manchester United
71' United also make changes, the first of which sees Casemiro switch places with his Brazil international teammate Fred.
D. Calvert-Lewin
N. Maupay
Everton
69' Maupay comes off in Everton's second change of the match, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will replace the Frenchman up front.
A. Doucouré
Yellow Card
Everton
67' Rashford steps away from Doucoure down the left, who lunges in needlessly and catches the forward. It's an unnecessary challenge, which sees the Everton substitute pick up a yellow card.
66' SAVED!!! United win a free-kick some 40 yards from goal, and Eriksen passes straight to Fernandes, who smashes a hum-dinger of a shot which swerves and dips before being touched over the bar by Pickford! That was heading for the back of the net alright!
64' CHANCE!!! A good inside ball from Coleman sparks an Everton break, and Doucoure surges down the right. He enters the box and finds Coleman overlapping, whose drilled shot is parried by the feet of De Gea, and Mykolenko's rebound is cut out by Varane!
62' United come forward and Eriksen flicks a ball onto Fernandes, who bursts into the box. He lays it off to Antony, who is dispossessed, and Mykolenko is eventually able to win the Toffees a throw-in.
B. Godfrey
Yellow Card
Everton
61' Malacia clears a ball into the United box and Rashford recovers it, but he's caught late by Godfrey, who is shown a yellow card by the referee.
60' Dalot's cross is blocked behind by Gueye for the first corner of the second half, but Shaw's ball is over the heads of everyone and Everton look to counter.
58' The injury to Iwobi and Coady's own goal looks to have knocked some of the stuffing out of Everton, and it's backs-to-the-wall for the Toffees at the moment. United edged 56 per cent possession in the first half, but in the first 15 minutes of the second, they've managed a whopping 87.9 per cent so far.
56' Everton boss Lampard has never lost an FA Cup tie against Manchester United – he won twice and drew once against them as a player, and eliminated them from the semi-final as Chelsea manager in 2019-20.
54' SAVED!!! Rashford's cross-field pass finds Dalot, who links with Antony to his right. The Brazilian cuts back and shoots from just inside the area, with his low left-footed effort being well held by Pickford!
C. Coady
Own Goal
Everton
52' GOOAALLL!!! It's an own goal!!! Mercurial footwork from Rashford sees him beat two Toffees defenders in the box before drilling the ball across the face. Coady looks to cut it out, but the ball hits the bottom of his foot and beats Pickford to nestle in the back of the net! That's the second goal Coady has scored, but sadly this one was past his own goalkeeper and gifts United a 2-1 lead!
A. Doucouré
A. Iwobi
Everton
51' As Iwobi is stretchered off, Abdoulaye Doucoure comes on in midfield in the Everton man's place.
50' The stretcher comes on to take Iwobi off the field, meaning it looks like quite a significant injury for the Nigerian international.
48' Despite the tackle being textbook from Malacia, Iwobi has picked up an injury, and it's looking increasingly likely that he'll need to come off.
46' United pile numbers forward early on looking to create a chance, but Casemiro loses the ball on the edge of Everton's box, and the Toffees counter. Iwobi wins the ball and races down the right flank, but a brilliant sliding tackle from Malacia in cover skews the ball out over the touchline.
46' Fernandes kicks off for United, and the second half is off and running at Old Trafford!
The teams return to the pitch for the second half, and will either of these sides be able to win this game within the 90 minutes, or are we set for a replay?
Rashford was at his creative best in the first half, cutting through the Everton defence to set up Antony's opening goal. That was one of three key passes the England forward made, and he also tested Pickford with a long-range shot, one of two he had in the first half. He's contested five duels so far, but has lost possession nine times in total, showing how tightly contested this game has been.
An end-to-end and highly enjoyable first half draws to a close, with the sides level at 1-1. It looked as if we were set to see one-way traffic after Rashford scythed through the Everton defence to pick out Antony, who scored the opener after just four minutes. Within 10 of that goal though, Everton were level, with Coady capitalising on a mistake from De Gea to score the equaliser for the Toffees. There's been chances at both ends since then, with the hosts having the better of those, and the second half looks set to be just as entertaining!
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: MANCHESTER UNITED 1-1 EVERTON.
45' + 2' Shaw and Eriksen both whip teasing crosses into the Everton box, but both are met by strong defensive headers from Tarkowski and Godfrey respectively to clear.
45' We'll play two minutes of added time to close out this first half at Old Trafford.
44' United keep the ball well on the edge of the Everton box and have options aplenty both inside and outside the area. Varane has the ball 20 yards from goal, and feigns shooting before passing to Dalot, but it's intercepted by Mykolenko and the chance dissipates.
42' Gray wins the ball down the left and sets off on a mazy run in-field. He beats three Red Devils players on his way, but his final pass to Onana running through is poor, and the hosts easily cut it out.
40' OVER!!! A whisker away!! Gueye loses out on the near touchline and the hosts play the ball to the centre. Eriksen has space to pick his spot from the edge of the box, and sends a fizzing left-footed effort curling just over the top of the bar!
39' Coleman ghosts in behind Malacia and looks to latch onto a throughball from Iwobi, but he's flagged for offside as the ball rolls into the gloves of De Gea.
37' Varane moves into an attacking position and skilfully gets past Gueye down the right. He passes back to Casemiro, but his ball to Martial is poor and the Toffees clear.
36' Manchester United have only been eliminated from two of their last 37 FA Cup third round ties, though both defeats in that run, against Leeds in 2009-10 and Swansea in 2013-14, came at Old Trafford.
34' Everton flood forward in numbers and Gray fires it wide to Mykolenko, but with blue shirts queuing up in the box, the left-back's cross floats over everyone and Gueye is dispossessed, allowing United to break!
32' SAVED!!! After an Everton counter-attack is broken up by the hosts' defence, Manchester United race away on a break of their own. Rashford wins the ball and races forward before shooting, and his 35-yard effort bounces right in front of Pickford, and the Everton goalkeeper parries it away!
31' BLOCKED!!! Good one and two-touch passing from the Red Devils gives Fernandes space to cross into the box. Eriksen brings it down before teeing up Antony, but his first-time shot from 15 yards is blocked by Coady!
30' Rashford is crowded out by Godfrey and Coleman down the left-hand side, but is able to get the ball away to Casemiro in the centre. He fires a cross-field pass into the box for Dalot to chase, but the full-back can't get there before the ball flies behind.
Bruno Fernandes
Yellow Card
Manchester United
28' Onana dispossesses Fernandes in the far corner, but is caught from behind by the Red Devils captain, who becomes the first player to be booked in this game.
27' Rashford and Godfrey clash on the far touchline, which sparks a fracas including several of their teammates that is eventually brought to a halt by the referee.
25' Tarkowski looks to pick out Mykolenko with a throughball to the edge of the box, but his pass is overhit and goes behind for a goal kick.
23' Everton have progressed from 10 of their last 14 FA Cup third round ties. However, all four eliminations in that run have been in their only four such meetings with fellow Premier League opponents.
21' Onana loses the ball before being clipped late by Casemiro near his own box, and the Everton midfielder is down receiving treatment.
19' BLOCKED!! Shaw's long ball finds Fernandes in the box, who tees up Martial in the edge. He looks to pick out the bottom corner, but his effort is blocked away by Tarkowski for Everton!
18' This is the 13th FA Cup meeting between United and Everton, with each side progressing six times previously. It's the first ever third round meeting between the sides, and earliest they've faced since a second round tie in 1908-09.
16' SAVED!!! United flood forward as Rashford dribbles towards the box. He links up with Martial to his outside, and the striker's side-footed finish in the area is parried over the bar by Pickford!
C. Coady
Goal
Everton
14' GOOOAAALLLL!!! A bizarre equaliser for Everton!! From the corner, the ball is headed clear, but Onana turns his man on the edge of the box before feeding Maupay. He hooks the ball back from the tightest of angles, and De Gea, looking to save it with his feet, lets the ball squirm through his legs and Coady pokes it home! A strange, strange way to score a goal, but Everton won't care in the slightest as they lock the scores up at 1-1!
13' OFF THE POST!!! A first sight of goal for Everton as Mykolenko finds Gray in acres of space on the edge of the box. He drills a low shot towards the near post, which cracks back off the upright and into De Gea's grasp!
11' Casemiro's cross-field pass finds Rashford, who dribbles into the box looking for shooting space. He tees up Eriksen, whose shot is blocked, and the rebound comes back to Casemiro who fires a dipping volley wide of the mark!
10' Everton have won just one of their last 29 away games against Man Utd in all competitions, winning 1-0 in December 2013. This is their first away game against them in the FA Cup since a 1-0 loss in the 1982-83 quarter-final.
8' Fernandes flicks a De Gea kick wide to Antony, who bursts down the right flank untouched. He cuts inside and looks to square for Rashford, but it's cut out and cleared by Everton before the United winger can get there.
6' WIDE!!! A woeful Pickford clearance is easily recovered by Fernandes, who finds Martial on the edge of the box. He turns and shoots with venom, dragging a threatening effort just a yard or so wide of the post!
M. Rashford
Assist
Manchester United
4' Godfrey showed Rashford an inch, and the England forward took a mile, darting down the left edge before picking out his opposite wingman with a ball threaded through the eye of a needle!
Antony
Goal
Manchester United
4' GOOOOOAAALLL!!! That didn't take long!!! Rashford surges down the left and skips past Godfrey before drilling the ball across the face from the byline. The ball evades Pickford and two Everton defenders, and Antony is left unmarked at the back post to tap it into the unguarded net!! Too easy for the hosts, and United lead 1-0 after just four minutes!
3' Martial wins a good header and Rashford has the ball in the box, but he's dispossessed by Godfrey before he can pick a pass or shot and Everton counter.
1' Maupay kicks off for Everton, and this first tie in the FA Cup third round is underway!
The teams head out onto the pitch, and we're not far from kick-off at Old Trafford!
There are also four changes made across the Everton side who were humbled 4-1 at home by Brighton last time out, with Coleman, Godfrey, Onana and Maupay coming into Frank Lampard’s out-of-form side.
Erik ten Hag makes four changes to the side that won 3-0 over Bournemouth in midweek, with three of those coming in defence. After impressing in his new role at centre-back, Shaw is the only player to keep his place, and is joined at the back by Dalot, Varane and Malacia.
EVERTON SUBS: Asmir Begovic, Mason Holgate, Dwight McNeil, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Anthony Gordon, Yerry Mina, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Tom Davies, Ellis Simms.
EVERTON (5-3-2): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Ben Godfrey, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitalii Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana; Neal Maupay, Demarai Gray.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Tom Heaton, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Fred, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Elanga, Scott McTominay, Alejandro Garnacho.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia; Casemiro, Christian Eriksen; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Everton meanwhile have restarted their season in a much poorer fashion, suffering home losses to Wolves and Brighton and Hove Albion either side of a draw with Manchester City. In the EFL Cup, they snuck past Fleetwood before being smashed 4-1 by Bournemouth in the third round, so will be hoping for a better result at the same stage of the FA Cup.
United’s form since returning from the World Cup break has been sensational, winning three games on the bounce without conceding a goal. They’ve also had success in their other cup run so far this season, winning both of their games in the EFL Cup so far to set up a quarter-final tie against League One side Charlton Athletic.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this fixture in the third round of the FA Cup, as Premier League sides Manchester United and Everton face off at Old Trafford.